My husband and son built a whole ocean’s worth of sea creatures recently including sharks, crabs, whales, turtles, and even an octopus. I figure since Shark Week is quickly approaching, I would share our LEGO sharks with you! My son is really interested in learning more about sharks this year, so this is one of a few Shark Week activities I can share with you. Of course, we had to start off the shark activities by building LEGO sharks!
LEGO SHARKS FOR SHARK WEEK
Even if you don’t have any interest in the official Shark Week, these cool ocean fish have always amazed adults and kids! They are truly amazing creatures have evolved and survived for millions of years, long before the dinosaurs in fact.
The shark dinosaur has even been named Megalodon. Maybe you have heard of him? Well they must be pretty amazing as the dinosaurs are extinct but the sharks are thriving with many different kinds swimming in the ocean. So let’s getting building some LEGO sharks!
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I am not certain what type of shark we were aiming for here. We already have LEGO shark figures that came with our Deep Sea LEGO City set. but it’s always fun to try to come up with your own designs and ideas.
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Basic LEGO Bricks!
Usually, we try to do most of our LEGO activities with the most basic of bricks like the 2×2 and the 2×4 size LEGO bricks, but this time we ventured into some of the slopes and even a few round 1×1 pieces for teeth. We had a few 1×1 pieces with eyes printed on them, but you can also use a dry erase marker and draw your own!
HOW TO BUILD A LEGO SHARK
Take a look at our LEGO sharks above to get some inspiration for your own. Or use the photos to make an exact copy. You should be able to count the brick pieces needed or configure your own pieces out of different combinations of the basic bricks.
We used both the regular sloping and the reverse sloping pieces to smooth out the body but you really don’t need to do that to have fun building LEGO sharks. Plus, don’t worry if you don’t have enough of one color. Somewhere there might be a rainbow shark.
Did you know that no two sharks look alike? Check out more fun shark facts for kids!
MAKE YOUR OWN LEGO SHARK FOR SHARK WEEK!
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